Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle and The Effects of Inflammation

March 20, 2018

What if there was ONE unifying cause of all your health and wellness issues? If there was one thing you could target that would resolve your blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, dementia, even bad skin and aging? Well there may actually be a root cause of all these conditions and more. That thing is INFLAMMATION. Chronic inflammation is widely recognized as the central pathologic feature of all the things that kill us the most, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and even cancers. But even if you consider yourself healthy and disease-free, stopping chronic inflammation can be your ticket to slowing the aging process, better skin, less infection like colds and flus, and even faster athletic recovery and less injury.

Everyone is familiar with acute inflammation. It is the body’s natural response to injury, infections, or any type of damage. The redness, warmth, and swelling that happens when we injure ourselves is the way that the body heals. The process is complicated, and it involves things like cellular mediators, hormones, oxidative stress and coagulation factors. But if we didn’t have those biologic mechanisms, we wouldn’t make it out of childhood. What happens when that inflammatory process that is so beneficial when you twist your ankle or catch a cold, never shuts off? The result is CHRONIC INFLAMMATION and a myriad of conditions, many of which are life-threatening. The problem with a chronic inflammatory response is persistent oxidative stress and free radicals, which run roughshod through your DNA, cells and organs to produce damage. For example, it is free radical and oxidative damage that destroys the sensitive lining of your blood vessels, makes your heart arteries stiff (raising your blood pressure), and even changes cholesterol into a form that becomes sticky and eventually blocks your arteries and leads to arteriosclerosis and heart attacks. And it is also free radicals that age the skin prematurely and cause wrinkles.

Although there are many sources of chronic inflammation (such as smoking, toxins, etc), the main causes are the foods we eat. Animal products, processed sugars and white flour all produce those inflammatory reactions. The good news is that the acute inflammation dies down in about 4 hours. The bad news is that then it’s time for lunch and the process starts all over again! But if the thought of chronically being bombarded with inflammatory mediators scares you, there is a fix. ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES. And the place to find these amazing substances is in plants. Not in a pill or a bottle, but in actual unprocessed plant foods. The scientific term for these compounds is phytonutrients. These are plant derived substances that have a wide array of amazing properties, such as removing free radicals, deactivating cancer-causing substances, improving immune function, and stopping inflammation in the vessels and organs. Unleashing the anti-inflammatory power of phytonutrients is simple: eat plants, and eat lots of them. It is also best to eat a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds, because there are thousands of phytonutrients (one vegetable can contain dozens of them) and they act together synergistically to exert the maximum health effects.

The takeaway message is that it isn’t necessary to treat a host of conditions with different methods. Attacking the underlying chronic inflammation will resolve the majority of health issues, from the minor to the life-threatening. And it is as easy as a trip to the produce section of the grocery store or the farmer’s market

Industry-Leading Physician Stacy Mitchell Doyle MD 
Offers Plant-Based Alternatives to Pharmaceuticals
FoodTherapyMD, a Los Angeles-based health information center, is proud to announce the start of its new consultation service, entitled “Second Opinion.” Second Opinion aims to provide patients with alternative methods to treat illnesses and manage their health without relying on the heavy use of pharmaceuticals, so common in today’s treatment plans. By tailoring a patient’s diet using unique properties in plants, Second Opinion is able to specifically address a variety of health conditions.
Second Opinion consultations are available with FoodTherapyMD’s resident physician, Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD. After receiving her degree from UCLA’s School of Medicine, Dr. Stacy opened her own practice in Internal Medicine and treated patients there for nearly two decades, often developing “food prescriptions” tailored to specific health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. A long-time advocate of plant-based diets, Dr. Stacy is thrilled to now be able to fully commit her time and extensive knowledge of evidence-based, plant-centric nutrition to help people through her work with FoodTherapyMD.
“Our motto at FoodTherapyMD is ‘food is medicine,’ and that is something I have come to truly believe in,” explained Dr. Stacy. “I have witnessed, first-hand, the tremendous benefits that transitioning to a plant-based diet can have on a person’s health; benefits that can be achieved without a reliance on prescription drugs,” she added. “Second Opinion provides a personalized path for people to treat not only the symptoms of an illness, but the root cause of the problem as well.”
In addition to offering consultation services to individuals, FoodTherapyMD is also offering Second Opinion to physician groups and corporate initiatives. Businesses looking for ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, or medical professionals seeking to learn more about plant-based nutritional protocols are encouraged to reach out.
To schedule a Second Opinion with Dr. Stacy, or to inquire about a group consultation series, interested parties can complete a brief application on the FoodTherapyMD website.
About FoodTherapyMD
FoodTherapyMD is the brainchild of Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD – or Dr. Stacy as she is known by her patients. After completing medical training and residency at UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Stacy obtained her board certification in Internal Medicine and set up private practice in Los Angeles. But after nearly two decades, Dr. Stacy realized that she was participating in a failing medical system, and she began to treat her patients using plant-based nutritional protocols. FoodTherapyMD takes the concept of food as medicine to the next level. Not only do they promote whole, plant-based diets for disease management and longevity, they recognize that phytonutrients, the things that make plant food so amazing, can be tailored to fight specific disease states.

WITMA || MARCH 24TH, 2018 || LA EDITION – Get Tix Now!

March 18, 2018

One week countdown to WITMA!

and you need to get your tickets now and meet me there!


Inspired, real talk with forward thinkers, connectors and motivators in the world of wellness and all things high-vibe. It’s a gorgeous day of like-minded seekers hungry to elevate, grow, educate, share, change and commune.

The panel is mind-blowing. Not stone of next level movers and shakers left unturned. Just look!

And a special virtual hug to my gorgeous soul sister Natalie Kuhn until I get to see you next week and squeeze you in the flesh.

Come in the morning to the stunning NeueHouse, hunker down and stay for the day.

Tickets here.

The day is affordable (tickets as low at $44) and you can bring your future leaders (KIDS YES PLEASE!) too. How much do I love a high-minded event that is open to our next gen? A ridiculous shit ton.


A bit about the inception:

WITMA was founded in 2017 by Kara Erickson (Intuitive Event Producer),  Anna Lundgaard (Creative Facilitator).

With 300 physical attendees, an average panelist reach of about 1.5 million impressions, a live-stream audience of 90+K, and extensive podcast coverage on numerous channels – WITMA’s foundational event in NYC on September 22nd, 2017 proved to feed a need for more high-vibrational discussion.

A few key words on an iPhone note in the spring of 2017 became the beginning of what WITMA has grown to be.  The founders came together from varied backgrounds and disciplines, in synchronous fashion in 2017 to begin a collective effort of bringing empowerment and accessible, alternative information to like-minded people interested in facilitating the paradigm shift taking place globally – here and now.

The Gift Of Sleep With Swannies

March 17, 2018

If you are not wearing Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses NO WONDER YOU CAN’T SLEEP.

Would you like to fall asleep faster, and sleep more deeply?

Would you like to wake up feeling more refreshed, ready to tackle the day?

What about having a greater sense of control over your cravings?

Have you ever woken up feeling hungover, even though you didn’t have any alcohol the night before, and wondered why?

Crappy sleep = hormones become dysregulated, increased cravings (usually for rapidly digesting carbohydrates), emotional instability, and reduced cognitive function.

Did you know that after just a single night of poor sleep, a metabolically healthy person is essentially pre-diabetic the next day?

The problem is, blue light from our screens tells our brains that its daytime, which prevents our pineal gland from secreting a hormone called melatonin that is responsible for (among other things) helping us wind down and sleep long and deeply.

I also am loving the sleep mask. Darkness (and cool room) a must. Also, try the Magnesium spray. I can’t tell if it’s working but I spray it anyway. I also got a pair for my kids cuz iPAD!

Phytomer’s NEW launch TRÉSOR DES MERS Beautifying Oil Face, Body, Hair

March 16, 2018

Phytomer’s TRÉSOR DES MERS Beautifying Oil Face, Body, Hair is my go-to dry oil right now. It uses five marine and plant oils to quench, nourish and protect skin.

The scent:  jasmine, bergamont, white flowers, vanilla and coconut.

I spray it literally all over, first body, a dab on face, then smooth excess into the ends of my hair.

Click here for the direct link to buy this gorgeous, golden oil. This finish is satin and not greasy. The marine oils quench the skin and prevent water loss while natural plant oils replenish lipids, giving a nourishing effect.

Buriti Oil provides an antioxidant action while contributing to the subtle, golden glow and finish.

Designed for all skin types, TRÉSOR DES MERS Beautifying Oil can be used daily, morning and/or evening on dry or damp skin. It absorbs quickly into the skin. Perfect as we ease into spring and out of winter.

Directions for use: spray on face, body and hair. Apply all year round, both summer and winter.


Key ingredients:

Marine Duo Oils: Mekabu Oil + Glasswort Oil

Mekabu Oil – extracted from Weaving Algae, a laminaria algae with exceptional moisturizing properties. Reinforces cell cohesion and epidermal-dermal connection to limit water loss in the skin.

Glasswort Oil – improves moisture circulation and storage of water and urea in the epidermis while strengthening the lipidic barrier.

Sesame and Macadamia Oil – intensely infuses the skin with essential unsaturated fatty acids to replenish lipids in the skin.

Buriti Oil – high in antioxidant carotenoids, which gives it its red-orange color. Traps free radicals and protects cells against free radical attacks.




WOOT! A new spot just opened to get your get your sweat on in DTLA! It’s call HOTBOX.

I had a great sweat the other day. The place is totally gorgeous. The sweat is not at crazy as Shape House and feels very different as you are not in the tight blanket. It’s more of a post gym type of sweat or the kind I would love to own in my home. Many people do!

Each suite also has chromotherapy and a vitamin C infused rain shower, an iPad for tunes or Netflix (I went for Gongs!) and its a hot spot to totally chill. 



Developed in the 1970’s by Japanese health practitioners, infrared saunas were designed for those who want to look and feel their best. Infrared offers the same health benefits as traditional Finnish saunas, but provides a gentle and soothing experience.


Unlike traditional Finnish convection saunas which heat the body from the outside-in, resulting in hot, often intolerable air – our infrared saunas heat the body from the inside-out, leaving the air pleasant and comfortable, allowing for a longer sweat.


Perspire in a pristine, spotless, private suite, equipped with your own vitamin C rain shower. Infrared heat kills 99% of bacteria, creating an inherently sterile environment. Relax your mind and rejuvenate your body in confidence.


HotBox technology allows for increased sessions providing higher detoxification. Experience glowing beauty, cleansing immunity and more from the proactive benefits of a vibrant sweat.


Feel the difference of 7x the toxin cleanse from heating your body directly. 


Enhance your beauty, reduce wrinkles, cleanse your pores and renew skin elasticity. 


Increase your endurance and build muscle naturally with the release of HGH. 


Speed up injury recovery time from aches and pains to chronic conditions.



Pump up your heart rate and melt away up to 600 calories per session.


Lower blood pressure and improve circulation for longevity and rejuvenation.


Easily increase core body temperature and eliminate toxins to create healthier cells.


Let the pure heat of infrared relieve stress and improve feelings of happiness.


Help the body heal naturally. Reduce soreness of nerve endings and muscle spasms.



During any session, treat yourself to Chromotherapy, the science behind the healing power of color. Experience HotBox in a positive light through the natural benefits of visible electromagnetic colors.